written by Michelle Sacks & illustrated by Carla Kreuser
One day, a little girl heard some dreadful news. It was horrible and terrible and awfully shocking. It came from her Mum, who said with a big silly smile, “Boo darling, you’re going to have a baby brother!”
Paperback / Bumble Books
written & illustrated by Adrie le Roux
Farrah is not a Dalmatian. There is a clear difference between the spots. Yet every time Farrah goes for a walk other people do not seem to see it. Is she just a dog? A wonderfully tender story about the importance of identity – even for a dog!
ADRIE LE ROUX is an artist and illustrator based in Pretoria, South Africa. She holds an Continue reading
written by Elena Agnello & illustrated by Adrie Le Roux
I am Alex. Today is my birthday. I’m having a party and everyone is welcome! Vuyo is my best friend. He lives with his mom, he says her heart is so big it is as big as a mommy and daddy’s heart. We love to camp indoors and pretend that we are in the wild. Join a wonderful and diverse group of friends for Alex’s birthday.
RIGHTS SOLD: Korean.
Paperback / 210 x 210 / 32 pages / Bumble Books
written & illustrated by Richard Latimer
When cousins Dusty Rhodes and Bob Wyre are asked to help save a mysterious colony of bees, they must follow a honeyguide across Africa – all the way to the Rainbow’s Heart. A wonderful message about the importance of protecting nature with stunning art by South African artist Richard Latimer. Simply beautiful!
RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese
Paperback / 285 x 215 / 32 pages / Bumble Books
written & illustrated by Tamlyn Young
“Grown-ups think they are more clever than kids but I don’t think that’s always true. I think grown-ups forget how to do a lot of important things … like how to play and how to see the magic in everyday kinds of things.” This story is for anyone who wants to carry on growing, grown-ups included! Join Anna Twig in search of something very important!
Tamlyn Young was born in Durban, South Africa and now lives in Limerick, Ireland. She holds an honours degree in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Visual Art: (Illustration) from Stellenbosch University. Continue reading
written & illustrated by Katrin Coetzer
Annie’s mum wants her to learn how to swim; she buys her a new swimming costume. But Annie doesn’t like water – it’s wet and splashy and deep … Until Miss Klara, the swimming teacher, pairs Annie with Lisa, who swims just like a sea otter!
RIGHTS SOLD: Spanish, Catalan & Simplified Chinese
written & illustrated by Maria Lebedeva
Mu is home alone – and afraid to be all by herself. What’s more she can hear scratching and sighing! Whatever can it be? Is it a wolf perhaps? What can she do? Will Mu’s mom get home in time?
Maria Lebedeva was born in Moscow and arrived in South Africa at the age of 6 and now lives and works in Johannesburg.She holds a Masters Degree in Visual Art: Illustration from Stellenbosch University. Continue reading
written & illustrated by Lucy Stuart-Clark
Tired of being covered by a cold, cloudy blanket, Table Mountain, an almost fossilised dinosaur, stretches his reptilian legs, waves goodbye to Lion’s Head … and goes on holiday! Selected for the 2013 Bologna Childrens Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition.
written and illustrated by John Macfarlane
Goggy is hungry and his tummy is growling. He can’t decide what to eat. So he looks at his cat, who know what he wants, “Ah! banana bread, what a treat!” Go with Goggy and his cat to the grocery store to buy the ingredients for a simple to make banana bread, Help Goggy prepare the bread for baking and enjoy the result!
The perfect read for mums, dads and carers to keep hungry tots up to six years old entertained and introduce them to identifying colours, shapes, sizes, and quantities – and eat a delicious banana bread, too! Continue reading
written by C
A week on Gran’s farm becomes an adventure of discovery when Oom Kallas introduces them to the geometric tortoise. But a devastating veld fire sweeps through a nearby nature reserve. Will the firefighters stop the fire reaching Gran’s farm? Can Sally find the tortoises in time?
Claerwen Howie spent many years as a student and lecturer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.